How can you change the world if you don’t understand it? Participating in a global experience is a requirement — and a highlight — of the Stanford MBA Program. Gain a rich perspective of global management issues and experience life-changing insights as you take part in these exciting global opportunities.
Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX)
GMIX provides you a unique opportunity to understand the culture, business environment, and social norms of a country that is new to you. You’ll spend at least four weeks during the summer working on a project for a sponsoring organization in an industry such as consumer products, international development, energy, finance, health care, media and entertainment, technology, or nonprofit. You can apply for projects sourced by the school or develop a unique GMIX focused on your specific interests.
Spend a quarter as a member of an intensive group-learning experience run by student leaders. During your Global Exploration, you will examine a challenging global issue by talking with a diverse array of stakeholders (CEOs, small-business owners, early career professionals, government officials, and entrepreneurs). With your Global Explorations learning community of twenty to thirty students and a faculty member, you will participate in learning sessions as well as social and cultural elements that will help you gain new perspectives on and an in-depth understanding of the program’s academic theme.
Recent Global Explorations have explored the role of supply chain management on firms’ sustainability performance, AI’s transformation of the products and services we consume everyday, and innovation opportunities in healthcare and workforce development that exist due to rapidly changing societal demographics.
Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program (STEP)
During this academic exchange program between Stanford GSB and the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, you will develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of doing business in China, as well as China’s role in the global economy. You’ll enroll in a Stanford GSB elective course and collaborate with Tsinghua MBA students on academic projects of mutual interest. While typically, Stanford MBA students travel to Beijing over Thanksgiving week in November and Tsinghua students come to Stanford in late January/early February, we are currently hosting virtual deep-dive experiences for you to gain academic and business insights, build cultural context, and develop long-lasting relationships with your peers.
This exchange program between Stanford GSB and the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management will help you develop a deeper, more nuanced understanding of doing business in China, as well as China’s role in the global economy.
Interested in creating your own global internship? Or perhaps you want to develop an independent study project with a Stanford GSB faculty member? We provide the support you need to create an individualized global experience that fulfills your academic and career goals.
Due to the global health pandemic, we are adjusting our programming as circumstances evolve.